American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents...
Making Movie History for Over 80 Years!

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Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

Special Thanks to:

Sarah Diamond / Slamdance


SOLD OUT SCREENINGS: There will be a waiting line for Sold Out screenings. Tickets often become available at the door the night of an event.

Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.



All guests are subject to availability. The Cinematheque will offer a refund due to guest cancellations only IF the refund transaction is complete PRIOR to the start of the show.

Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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Contact Us
The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling.

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<<< February 2006 >>>

Special Events in February:




Thursday, February 9 - 7:30 PM ALTERNATIVE SCREEN

Best Of Slamdance Part I

If you didn't make the trek to the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah for the 12th annual Slamdance Film Festival - or simply couldn't see EVERYTHING while you were there - you'll be able to catch up with 2006 festival winners with two evenings of screenings featuring different award-winning shorts and features. Schedules permitting, filmmakers, still clutching their coveted "Sparky" award statuettes, will appear with their films. Award Winners From the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival will be announced at by Jan. 29.


THE BEST OF SLAMDANCE – Thursday, February 9, 2006

Grand Jury Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature

THE EMPIRE IN AFRICA (2005, 87 min., USA) which made its World Premiere at Slamdance. Directed by Philippe Diaz. The story of the unjust war the international community waged against civil war stricken Sierra Leone. The prize included a Sony HD camera plus five hours of tape from Media Distributors in conjunction with Sony. Discussion following with THE EMPIRE IN AFRICA director Philippe Diaz. Moderated by Slamdance co-founder and president, Peter Baxter.

The short film "Under The Roller Coaster" (2005, 15 min., USA), Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short, will precede the feature. Directed by Lila Place. This film is about Mae Timpano, who lived under the famed Thunderbolt Roller Coaster at Coney Island. To thousands, the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster was a Coney Island icon, but for Mae Timpano it was home. This enchanting film examines the true-life experience of one woman and her unique relationship to Coney Island living under the famed Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. A reception for all ticket buyers follows the program.



Thursday, February 16 - 7:30 PM ALTERNATIVE SCREEN

Best Of Slamdance The Sequel

Grand Jury Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature

WE GO WAY BACK (2005, 80 min., USA), which made its World Premiere at Slamdance. The film was also awarded the Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography ($5,000 in Kodak Film) for d.p. Ben Kasulke’s work. The film is wrtten and directed by Seattle based filmmaker Lynn Shelton. Adolescence has left 23-year-old actress Kate robbed of her bearings and her boundaries. Can a surreal confrontation with her 13-year-old self redeem her? A sly and tender depiction of one young woman's journey of self-rediscovery. The Jury Prize also entitles the filmmaker to receive a Panavision Camera Rental Package valued at $60,0000. Discussion following with director Lynn Shelton; producer Gregg Lachow & cinematographer Ben Kasulke.

The film will be preceded by the Spirit of Slamdance Award Winner for Best Gallery Short, "Hiro" (2005, 20 min., Canada), which made its U.S. Premiere at Slamdance, from Vancouver based filmmaker Matthew Swanson. After a chance encounter with a young girl, a shy Japanese insect collector finds himself thrust into a wild chase to recover a stolen beetle. Discussion following with director Matthew Swanson. A reception for all ticket buyers follows the discussions.




Sunday, February 19 - 1:30 PM

Film Week Event with KPCC 89.3 FM (90 min.)
FilmWeekwith host Larry Mantle FM 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio taped in front of a live audience.

1:30- 3 PM - FilmWeek, A special Academy Awards Preview with AirTalk and FilmWeek host Larry Mantle and local film critics including Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor; Jean Oppenheimer, New Times; Henry Sheehan of; Scott Foundas of the L.A. Weekly; Charles Solomon, animation critic for; Andy Klein, CityBeat and ValleyBeat, Ella Taylor, LA Weekly and Lael Loewenstein of Variety. Free to American Cinematheque Members. Show your card at the box office to obtain a ticket. Free tickets are not available online.


Saturday, February 18 – 10:30 AM

HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour





Sunday, February 19 – 10:30 AM

HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour